MURMURS 2023 @ CNFAP | ささやき

ささやき 0x604ABB51 (détail) © Éric Petr (2023

I am happy to announce the MURMURS exhibition
organized by the CNFAP at the La Ville A des Arts gallery in Paris 18th from 4.10 to 15.10.2023 and bringing together 41 visual artists who will express themselves on the theme of murmurs.
A Vernissag will be held on this occasion on October 3 at 6:30 p.m. 🥂✨

Participating artists:
Ayasaky Rikka – Barrovecchio Luc – Bauer Caroline – Belin Hélène – Bismuth Mélina – Blauth Lurdi – Braun Guy – Brebel Catherine – Bry Christine – Burdeos Rosa –  Collandre Françoise – Dubois Tristan – Dudret Geneviève – Edouard André – Ferru Magdéleine – Fourmestraux Éric – François Claudine – Gendre-Bergère Christine – Gérodez Jean-Claude – Gehand Annie – Guyon Spennato Elizabeth – Jäggi Andreas – Kouninioti Catherina – Koyama-Meyer Stéphane – Lambrechts Marc – Loquen Claudine – Lorsa – Nassor Carine – NEL – Pedeau-Said Geneviève – Pelouze Anny – Petr Éric – Pichereau Alain – Pourny Anne – Sartori Ana – Searle Patrick – Shahnaei Najine – Souliotis Dimitrios – Sustrac Bernard – Tralongo Pauline – Vuerich Franco

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The Ville A des Arts
15 rue Hégésippe Moreau
75018 Paris
Metro Place de Clichy lines 2 & 13

Open every day: from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Free entry access
Presence of artists on site

About the CNFAP
French National Council of Plastic Arts

The French National Council for the Plastic Arts is the French National Committee that officially represents France in the IAAA (International Association of the Plastic Arts), an NGO under the auspices of UNESCO, and issues a professional artist card.
Under the impulse of the General Direction of Arts and Letters of the Ministry of National Education, the CNFAP was created in 1956.
It includes, among its founding members, 20 eminent artists, including : Georges BRAQUE, Roger CHAPELAIN-MIDY, André DUNOYER de SEGONZAC, Marcel GROMAIRE, Marie LAURENCIN, André LHOTE…

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ささやき 0x608EBF51


The two exhibited works are part of a short photographic novella「ささやき」produced in Japan in May 2023.

ささやき (Sasayaki), in Japanese, means “MurmurS”, the title of the theme “Murmures” in French.

These photographs are, for those who know how to listen to silence, the murmur of nature.

While my photographic artwork tirelessly questions the murmurs of the universe, I did not think that the waves that I captured that night in Kanazawa, in dialogue with the moon, transmitted to me a vibration heralding the 6.5 magnitude earthquake which occurred a few hours later, on May 5, 2023 at 2:42 p.m. in Ishikawa Prefecture.

Everything is just a murmur of these waves which constantly pass through us and transmit to us in their infinite trajectory, the echo of the World, if indeed we can interpret it.

Photographs, Hahnemühle B&R Rag 310g paper, light oak wooden box and anti-reflective and anti-UV museum glass.
From left to right (below):
ささやき 0x608EBF51 (2023) 30x30cm #1/3 (+1AP)
and ささやき 0x604ABB51 (2023) 30x30cm #1/3 (+1AP)


Dear Reader,

I am happy to tell you that I will participate in the DF Art Project exhibition which will be held at Pavilion 18 of the Parc Floral de Paris 12th district from 01.10 to 10.10.2022.

I will present five photographic compositions from a recent work on my “Metamorphoses”.

The highlights of this exhibition will be:

> The VERNISSAGE: Saturday October 1st from 6 p.m. with a Performance by Symphorien Demares & Catarina Melim and presentations of the Batik Workshop by the Collectif Seni7+ and that of the Collectif NY Collage Ensemble.

> The FINISSAGE: Sunday October 9 from 6 p.m. with a Performance by Anne Sophie Lancelin.

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DF Art Project, makes beat the green lung of the 12th district of the capital!

The emerging collective of Figurative Destructuralism returns from October 1st to 10th, 2022 at the Parc Floral de Paris with a breathtaking program of contemporary artists. 

After three years of experience based on the recruitment of artists across the planet, DF Art Project is mobilizing to present for the third time its international collective within the 360 m2 of Pavilion 18. 

In this setting of the Floral Park, a real green lung of the capital that enchants 1 million visitors every year, more than 60 artists will exhibit their common vision of their art around the Figurative Destructuralism.

The Figurative Destructuralism is a societal reflection where the possibilities of emancipation of the man as the autonomy of his imagination are redefined. This conceptualization of artistic practices around the fragmentation of the figure brings together painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, collage, digital art, performance and installation.

The exhibition at Pavilion 18 is now the major annual meeting of the DF Art Project which since 2019 maintains a strong artistic line. See you from October 1st to 10th, 2022 to enjoy this real artistic walk in a natural environment to discover artists witness of our time. 

Free entrance by presenting this invitation at the gatehouse at the main entrance of the Parc Floral.


22 〜 24 OCTOBER 2021

17 rue Commines 75003 Paris
M° Daughters of Calvary [L8]

15 rue de l’Ecole de Medicine 75006 Paris
M° Odéon [L4 – 10] GALLERY

Exhibition of small formats from October 14 to 24
5 rue des Immeubles Industriels 75012 Paris
M° Nation [L1 – 2 – 6 – 9]

This year, the Salon des Réalités Nouvelles will be exhibited in 3 different places.

About my artwork exposed

The Salon of Abstraction has been held every year since 1946 in Paris. Its objective is to promote works of art “commonly called concrete art, non-figurative art or abstract art”.
The Salon was founded in 1946 by the artists Sonia Delaunay, Auguste Herbin, Jean Arp, Jean Gorin, Pevsner… as a continuation of the “Abstraction-Création” association (1931).
The expression “Réalités Nouvelles” was born from the pen of the poet Guillaume Apollinaire in 1912 to designate abstraction as the form that best expresses Modern Reality.

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Eric Petr « 0xC018DA04 » Métamorphoses • Photograph on dibond • 60 x 90 cm • 2015

04.09 – 02.10.2021

45/47 rue Ramponeau Paris 20e
M° Belleville [L2 – 11]

Opening: Tuesday to Saturday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

9 artists are exhibited
Adèle Bessy / Adrien Conrad / Brno Del Zou / Eric Petr / Gregory Dreyfus / Juliette Frescaline / Marie-Christine Palombit / Suzanne Larrieu / Yohan Blanco

Mémoire de l’Avenir invites, for two consecutive exhibitions, the international artistic collective of DF Art Project, which brings together artists sharing a common plastic research, around the fragmentation of reality, its perspective, its distortion and/or its dynamic transformation.
The artists of the collective question the subject as much as the medium, through plastic, photographic, sculptural, performative, or video projects.
Text: Mémoir de l’Avenir

My exhibited photographs are from my theme “Métamorphoses”.

Métamorphoses are bodies in expansion like floating ethers, which take shape in complex and unstructured volumes that the image restores to the gaze as a possible reality.
Bodies which belong neither to time, nor to space, nor to our world but which are only aggregates of matter, waves and elementary particles in perpetual motion, to freeze at a moment T on my negative or my sensor.
Métamorphoses would be a photograph of the expansion of the universe, at a precise point in its trajectory, where spectra would take on random and recognizable forms containing the mnemic of the cosmos.
My photographic writing is direct; it is born from the encounter of a moment fixed on the thread of timelessness between man and the universe.

About Métamorphoses



| 71e edition | Abstractions |
Parc Floral, Paris
October 15 to 22, 2017
Opening on saterday, October 14th at 6 pm

I will expose my new artwork 「 #fragments 」

« The Salon des Réalités Nouvelles is an association of artists and an art exhibition in Paris, focusing on abstract art. The exhibition takes place annually in October and ranks among the top Parisian art salons.

The expression “réalités nouvelles” –“new realities” — was penned in 1912 by the poet Guillaume Apollinaire to designate abstraction as the form best suited to expressing modern reality.

The first exhibition with the name was held in 1939 in Galerie Charpentier, organised by Robert Delaunay, Sonia Delaunay, Nelly van Doesburg and Fredo Sidès.
In 1946 the Salon was officially established as a successor to Abstraction-Création by Fredo Sidès, and its first board included Jean Arp, Sonia Delaunay and Albert Gleizes as members. Sidès was chairman until his death in 1953.

With enthusiastic critical support in its early days, the Salon quickly proved successful, presenting geometric and concrete works by artists such as Jean Dewasne and Victor Vasarely as well as non-figurative works by Pierre Soulages, Georges Mathieu, Vieira de Silva, and Robert Motherwell.

Since 1956, the Salon has embraced all abstract trends, including allusive figuration and conceptual forms, as well as a variety of media ranging from painting and sculpture to photography, installation, and the digital.

Over the years the exhibition has been held at a number of different locations. Since 2004 it has been located at the Parc Floral de Paris, showing painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, installation, engraving, and digital media by over 350 artists each year. Exhibitors are chosen by a jury, based on a portfolio presentation.

Current abstract trends represented include allusive figuration as well as conceptual, concrete, geometric, gestural, haptic, lyrical, and nominalist abstraction. Painters, sculptors, and installation artists show one work each; artists showing smaller format work on paper – such as prints and drawings – are allowed two or three works apiece.

Since 2008, under the leadership of its president Olivier di Pizio, the Salon has expanded its exhibition scope to include a series of “Hors les Murs” (“Beyond the Walls”) shows in France and internationally (Beldrade in 2013 and Beijing in 2014).

The association’s governing committee, presided by Olivier di Pizio, is composed of the following artist-members. »

© Éric Petr | fragments 3b-5 0F (2017)